First post, by CapnCrunch53
I wanted to play Fatal Racing on my Diamond Monster 3D 4MB, and I have the unofficial 3DFX patch for it. Every time I launched fatfx.exe, it would show the 3DFX splash screen, then a black screen on the demo video. Then it would show the main menu, and if I start a race, I'd get a black screen again, with the audio still working.
I was using the IBM CRT monitor that came with an Aptiva. After making sure my Voodoo worked in other games, I decided on a whim to try it with my 17" Dell 5:4 LCD (I believe it's an E173FP), and it worked! The info screen shows 640x480 at 62hz in the game. Other games using the Voodoo run at 60hz.
Why does the game run at 62hz, and why doesn't my CRT seem to like it? The monitor supposedly displays 640x480 at up to 85hz: https://www.cnet.com/products/ibm-c50-crt-monitor-15/specs/ This isn't a pressing issue, I'm just curious more than anything!
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